Legislature passes anti-abortion bill after midnight

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 19, 2020 1:31 AM CT | Published: June 18, 2020 12:44 PM CT

The Tennessee House overwhelmingly passed fetal heartbeat legislation Thursday to prohibit abortion, then held out hope the Senate would consider the measure.


Susan Lynn William Lamberth London Lamar Gloria Johnson
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


Want to comment on our stories or respond to others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only paid subscribers can add their thoughts or upvote/downvote comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here